Competition number 024-2019-EXT-EXE

Policy Analyst


Temporary Full-Time

Closing date

Jan. 27, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Chief Commissioner's Office


35 hours per week

Pay range

$65,829 to $82,300 per year

Job Description

This position is for 1 temporary full-time position

The Policy Analyst is a critical support to the Intergovernmental Affairs department and the Executive Team providing research and analysis on a broad range of intergovernmental initiatives and issues, monitoring changes in the political environment impacting Strathcona County, and providing information and advice used in municipal strategic planning, program and policy development.


  • Provides information, analysis and advice to assist in the planning and development of policies and programs in support of County goals, analyze and evaluate information on intergovernmental issues from a variety of sources (provincial/federal budgets, legislation, policy documents and technical reports), interpret findings, develop recommendations and alternative courses of actions and implications, and prepare briefings
  • Develops and conducts economic and political trend research, prepares reports and briefings to support Strathcona County’s relationships and participation on boards and associations, and reports results to Directors and Managers
  • Coordinates projects and reports, participates on special projects, works collaboratively across the organization, and reports regularly on the status of projects

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to respond effectively to politically sensitive situations with political acumen
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with work group as well as executive, council and external stakeholders
  • Strong resiliency, tact and discretion
  • Knowledge and understanding of municipal and other orders of government


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Public Administration or Urban Planning
  • Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in strategic policy development and implementation within government and in working with elected officials
  • Experience in preparing policies and procedures
  • Municipal government experience is preferred
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours and travel within Alberta

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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